Bergen Scottish Society

2022 Events

The Society organises several fun events throughout the year, follow our Facebook page for information about events as they come up. 

Burns Supper, Saturday 22nd January, Zoom 

The first event is our annual Burns Supper, marking 263 years since the birth of Robert Burns.

The sun has turned, the days are lengthening and Burns’ Night is soon upon. This year's Burns Supper will be on Saturday 22nd January.

We had been hoping that we could hold a physical Burns Supper this year, but after much deliberation (and with a heavy heart) we have decided that this year’s Burns’ Supper will be held online again in light of the current Covid-19 restrictions.

The event will be held on Saturday 22 January, starting at 19:00, and will be free to all members and friends. We provide the speakers, and you provide your own food and drink. 

We aim to repeat the success of last year's online Burns Supper, where we were fortunate to be joined by old friends from across the water as well as many members and friends in Bergen. 

We will send out a link to the online Burns Supper to members and friends in advance of next week, with a programme for the event. All the usual speeches and bagpiping will be there, with the speakers joining us from the comfort of their own homes. You can enjoy your own Burn’s Supper banquet while listening to the speeches, in the comfort of your own home. 

Send an email to info@bergen-scottish.com to join the email list and be sent a link to the online Burns Supper.

 

Annual General Meeting and Scottish music evening, 24th March at Brian Boru

The Society’s first physical meeting since before the Covid 19 pandemic will held be on Thursday 24 March at Brian Boru pub on Kong Oscars gate with a talk about developments in Scottish music and the Society's annual general meeting (AGM) .

The evening will start at 19:00 with the AGM for members and continues at 19:30 with a talk open to all: Gies a sang afor ye go - home thoughts from abroad. Former society president Stephen Erskine will take us on a journey through the music he grew up with in Scotland. There will then be an opportunity to refill glasses, sit, chat and socialise in Brian Boru.

We hope that many of you will be able to join us and look forward to seeing you in person for the first time in a while.

 

17th of May Constitution Day 

The society joins the 17th of May parade in Bergen each year. We keep our fingers crossed that it will

After a Covid-enforced break, it is great to announce that the Bergen Scottish Society (BSS) will be back participating in the Hovedprosesjonen on the 17th of May. The best place to see the parade is from the parade, so bring your friends and family and come and join us!

The procession starts at Koengen and the BSS will be in column 3: Kulturorganisasjoner. Look for our banner and men in kilts!

The parade leaves from Koengen at 10:30am, so if you’re planning on walking behind the BSS banner and the Bergen Pipes and Drums please make sure you’re there by 10:15 at the latest. From Koengen the parade will follow a predetermined route around the city centre and will end up at Festplassen.

We look forward to seeing you on the 17th of May!

 

 

Historic city walk (Byvandring), May

We look forward to take advantage of the lengthening evenings to enjoy a historical walk in Bergen. More details to follow.

 

 

Summer barbecue, Sunday August

Bergen Irish have kindly invited us to their summer barbecue. It is a relaxed event for all and familes are especially welcome.

It is being held at the barbecue area at lake at the top of Fløyen at 13:00. There will be free pølse and saft available for everyone. If you would like something else, please bring it along and they will happily cook it for you. 

 

Shuffleboard evening, Thursday 22nd September, 19:00 at Bar 3

As the autumn nights are fair drawing in, we thought we would try a new indoor activity for the Society – shuffleboard. Three lanes have been booked at Bar 3 on Rosenkrantzgate for 1 hour.

Members are free and non-members can join us for kr. 50 each.

 

 

Ceilidh, Saturday 22nd October 19:00 at Bergens Skipperforening

After an enforced break due to covid, we are very much looking forward to once again being able to host our traditional Autumn Ceilidh on Saturday 22nd October at Bergens Skipperforening, Vågsallmenningen 7, Bergen. Doors open at 18.30 with music starting at 19.00.

Live music (and dancing instructions) will be provided by the Scottish Fiddling duo of Ellen Pellegrom and Hayley Keenan.

In addition, Bergen Pipes & Drums will also play a few tunes and there will be a raffle with Scottish prizes for the lucky few.

Adults, children, members and non-members are all welcome. The band will talk us through each dance, so no previous experience is required. Whether you're 8 or 88, it's a great night for all the family!

We’ve decided to keep ticket prices at the pre-Covid level so that we can party like its 2019:

  • BSS member 200kr
  • Non-member 250kr
  • Children 100kr
  • Students 200kr

Please use Vipps to buy your tickets. Just search Bergen Scottish Society (Vipps number 507034) and you will find a menu with relevant ticket prices. Remember to add a comment stating the names of the ticket holders.

Buy your tickets, grab your dancing shoes, and we look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

St Andrew's Night whisky tasting, 30th November, 19:00 at Hotel Terminus

The nights are fair drawing in, as we say in Scotland. To help bring some light into the darkness, we are delighted to be holding a whisky tasting to celebrate St Andrew's Day, the day of Scotland's patron saint. More detail to follow.

 

Event suggestions

What would you like to see happen in 2022 and 2023? Drop us a mail if there´s anything special you would like us to do. Here are some of the ideas we're looking into: whisky tasting, curling, pub nights and a historical guided walk. All events are open to everyone; members and non-members alike, Scottish or otherwise.  

If you'd like to get a bit more a of a flavour for what we do, check out what Society is getting up to on Facebook and Twitter. Information about events from the pre-Facebook era on the menu to the left.